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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised when entering the doorway ... the seating is down a flight of stairs and the restaurant is very dark. In fact, they give little flashlights to read the menu. The females in our group thought the armed bathroom escort was a bit...More

Thank Troy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter, her fiancé , my son and myself went on a Thursday ( daughters treat ). It was a first for me and I was very impressed. I’ve never had a gentleman escort me to the ladies room. The food was fantastic—- we had...More

Thank Celia D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I don't find the dinner service at El Gaucho to be anything special. The food is good, but way overpriced. Service is ok, but nothing special. Cocktails are good (not great) and might be handcrafted (?), but overpriced. I've been there for a meeting with...More

Thank SteedClanWA
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I have a tradition of meeting some good friends for dinner at El Gaucho in Tacoma about four times a year, and we really look forward to it. The first thing that strikes you when you enter from the street is that...More

Thank 248lenb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We celebrated a friend's birthday at El Gaucho. The food as always was outstanding. The service was slow but efficient. All in all a very good place to have a great meal.

Thank Greg and Zari S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Labeled “Date Night” as it is on the expensive side when going out to eat. It is a la carte, so you will pay extra for salad, potatoes, and other sides. Also, a 20% service charge is addded to each check. This is for employee...More

Thank KStepsKanKan
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After way too many years, finally had my first trip to El Gaucho. The ambiance was great. Wait staff so attentive, it gets to be a bit irriating. It seemed like EVERY 5 minutes someone was asking about our experience. We were there celebrating our...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I find the renovation of what is essentially a basement very well done. This is a high priced restaurant. But the food is very well worth the price paid.

Thank Mo S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We go to one or another of this most excellent MEAT restaurant a couple of times annually. This one in Tacoma is just flat excellent once inside. Chateaubrian was excellent plus. Sides also great. Baked potato asparagus mushroom caps desserts of chocolate cake and key...More

Thank mikefatboy
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We make a habit of eating here three to four times a year. We have done this for years. For business I’ve even worked with the restaurant to provide dinner (and the entire restaurant) to over 100 people for an evening. We may have made...More

Thank markandrobin2
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24 January 2018|
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Response from JimmyC654 | Reviewed this property |
Sure there are about 15 seats at the bar and you are welcome to eat there anytime. Outside of happy hour you will have to pay regular price for food and drink. Full menu is available.
Shannon C
23 April 2017|
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Response from DavidK9567 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dancing at El Gaucho. They have live piano music that plays in the bar, though.
18 September 2016|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
  • E-mail
For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.
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